What part of "Well regulated" is it that YOU don't understand?
Lifer, I wish more Republicans/Conservatives were like you. I definitely don't agree with you often, but your opinions come from your own observations, not just what you're told to think. I respect that.
I think the Scout's future will be just fine. Yes, there will be those who pull their children from scouting and that's sad for the kids but there are many who will come to scouting because of this. More and more parents are teaching their kids tolerance and acceptance and (in my opinion) that's never a bad thing.
This is ridiculous. Anyone can find out who's on the offender list by looking at the Hwy Patrol website or going to familywatchdog.us. People who are truly concerned about who's living in or around their neighborhood will be proactive in checking it out and don't need to be spoonfed the information.
No where did I say that parents shouldn't be involved with their child or sacrifice for them. You're implying that an unplanned child can't be a welcome addition. All of my children were welcome additions to my family, but I only truly planned one of them.
My kids know they're loved and respected but as a person, I have a life and needs outside of them. This teaches them far more than me devoting my life to catering to their every whim.
Your life doesn't end just because you have a child. That attitude (among others) is why so many children grow up with such a hearty dose of self entitlement. All parents and couples need time without their children to nurture the ADULT relationship, whether it's the romantic couple or just an evening with friends. A mother/father is still a person, independent of their children. Kids who grow up watching their parent/s interact with each other as a loving couple and not just as parents have better adult relationships themselves.
There's a great quote in this article: "a child is a welcome addition to the family, but they are not the center of it.”
A 13 year old is plenty old enough to babysit a 2 year old, especially if the hours are when the toddler should be sleeping. Most toddlers can unlock a door, even a deadbolt. They're incredible little mimics and watch everything you do. This is why we had high locks on our doors after I caught my son headed outside to play at 5:00 in the morning one summer. He was almost 3.
I don't care if the guardian was shopping, at a friend's house or at the bar having a drink. She has a life as well and none of those things are illegal.
This is why assisted suicide should be legal.
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connor, what about the woman who, after 13 years of marriage, realizes her abusive husband is never going to change and leaves with nothing but the clothes in her closet and the bare necessities for her children? He wasn't like that when we married so why would I not have kids with my husband? We made a decent living while we were married but because I stayed home with the kids for so long, it took me a little over a month to find a job so I applied for assistance. Guess I should have just kept my legs shut. (I don't really know why I bother addressing you but someone has to call you on your BS ... I guess it's me this morning.)
It's important that EVERY female has choices and options for reproductive rights. Key word - RIGHTS. I've yet to meet a "Pro-lifer" who was actually pro LIFE and not just anti-abortion. I've also yet to meet a pro-choicer who was pro-abortion. I dont' think most of you even know the difference.
I'm not a Bush hater. I respect the office whether I voted for the person or not. Do I think Christie would make a good Prez? Probably not. He's too outspoken. I think that's a good quality for a Governor or Senator, not so much for a President.
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